Misty Farris

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60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Simple Yet Impressive: Goat Cheese Spread

When throwing a dinner party I invariably relax as the night goes on, but those initial moments can rank high on the stress meter. That's why I like …

Grilling: Planked Figs with Pancetta and Goat Cheese

I like planking best for small bites and appetizers, not because the process necessarily works better for one-bite treats but because the plank is an instantly cool serving tray (assuming you don't scorch it to death) that adds the aura of outdoor grilling. This is what made these stuffed Peppadews …

Green Cleaning Products: Homemade Alternatives To Harmful Household Chemicals (PHOTOS)

<i>From Networx's Chaya Kurtz:</i><p>With the following DIY homemade cleaner recipes shared by Hometalk.com members, you'll never have to buy prefab cleaning products again.

Zagat

Heirloom Seeds: Grow the Same Food Your Grandparents Ate

“Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food” is one of author Michael Pollan’s rules. He means stay away from processed …

How to Make a Butterfly Island Bed

PREVIOUS NEXT<p>Introduction<p>Gardens come alive when butterflies visit. They’re fun to watch, and they’re fascinating for kids, who can learn how …

More Homemade Insect Repellent Ideas

<b>It’s finally spring!</b> We have our plants started, gardens in, and the kids are itching to get outside. But what about the bugs? While they are a fact …

Medical herb information

A useful resource for herbalists and non-experts to make the most plants have to offer. We're adding to this resource all the time, if there is …

Graphic Design

Eat What You Sow: How to Start a Vegetable Garden

You don't have to give up much of your lawn to grow vegetables. Here's why you should take the leap—and three great ways to do it.<p>You don't have to give up much of your lawn to grow vegetables. Here's why you should take the leap—and three great ways to do it.

Gardening

Herbal Essence: Just Add Water

I’m not good at remembering to drink water. The number of glasses I drink on a daily basis often doesn’t move beyond two–never mind the recommended …

Lemon Balm

Candied Popcorn

Preparation<p>After you pop it, pour the popcorn into a large bowl, swirl it around and allow any remaining kernels to sink to the bottom. Place the …

Between Awake and Asleep - Achieving Deep Relaxation with Qi Gong

Ramel Rones, David Silver of YMAA <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Most Eastern arts seek ways for the practitioner to spend more time in a deeply relaxed state, that is, …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Frozen Vodka

This recipe for frozen vodka was adapted from Martha Stewart's "Entertaining."

Wall-mounted charging station plus earphone/cable storage

<b>Materials:</b> Forhoja set of 3 boxes, electric drill with centre bit, wood glue, a few small nails, strip of 4×1 cm wood, extension lead<p><b>Description:</b> We …

How To Make Your Own Coasters – 29 DIY Wonderful Designs

We use coasters to protect our furniture against moisture and stains. However, there’s no reason why we can’t make the coasters look good as well. In …

26 DIY Concrete Projects

When we think of concrete, our first thoughts are sidewalks, cinder blocks, and <i>Concrete Jungle</i> by Bob Marley. We don’t often think of beautiful objects for the home, until we got our hands dirty just yesterday when creating our own DIY Lace Planters, votives, and bookends. Here are 26 more projects …

Bob Marley

How-To: Galaxy Twist Bleach and Tie Dye Shirt

Try a fun take on traditional tie dye with this galaxy twist bleach and tie dye shirt tutorial from iLoveToCreate designer Lauri Eaton!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to iLoveToCreate to see the full how-to!

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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Meditation In Action: Turn Your Walk Into A Mindful Moment (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. But in everyday life, walking is usually an established and habituated action that requires very little concentration. Because of this, it’s …

Turn 5 Things You Do Every Day Into Meditation Moments

For most of us, a typical day begins when we get out of bed, wash, and then start our activities. At some point, we get a bite to eat, walk somewhere, and talk to someone. Often, by the end of the day we find ourselves stressed out and physically exhausted. It doesn't have to be that way!<p>By turning …

24 Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

Every kid is for rainbows, explosions, or rainbow explosions.

Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your …

Are mental illnesses such as PMS and depression culturally determined?

The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – DSM 5 – was published over the weekend. Produced by the American …